Thousands march in Dublin calling for end to Ireland’s abortion ban

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Appetite for change stirred after announcement of 2018 referendum on Ireland’s strict laws on terminations

Thousands of people have protested in Dublin, calling for an end to Ireland’s strict abortion laws.

Campaigners took part in the March for Choice in the capital’s city centre, chanting: “Hey, hey Leo, the eighth amendment has got to go” and carrying banners which read: “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries” and “Parent by choice for choice”.

Hands up who wants to #repealthe8th? @freesafelegal #ARCMarch17 pic.twitter.com/6ICjQ9wMMA

Some of the signs here today in Dublin at #arcmarch17 #repealthe8th #trustwomen

How many is enough? We are making a mark for 205,704 people who have been exiled from Ireland for safe abortions in the UK #205kTravelled pic.twitter.com/sNZ0J1eRDs

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